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Aussie Bob
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Jenny Wood



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Registered: January 2003
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I had a blast playing with this image—and my first challenge too! I decided to do a take on the Australian lifesaver (lifeguard). First, I saved the original image as a PSD file, then extracted the giant figure from original image. The Noosa background beach scene is a personal photo (my daughter was originally in this image). Drew a swimming cap/tie strings and changed his belt words. Took a digital picture of my husband’s feet and plonked them on to Aussie Bob adding shadows/highlights with the dodge/burn tool. Colour matched his feet via several layers selecting mainly the luminosity setting. Mucked around with his hands through layers. On the forearm of the hand holding the flag—I trounced that body part from the net and set that layer to luminosity at 30%. I wanted to make some parts of the original statue appear more humanlike-hence the use of read body bits. Found a flag image online and used just the outline, adding red/yellow colours to make the beach flag. Drew a flagpole on another layer and positioned it in the hand adding a thumb on another layer. Added colour, shadow/highlights with the dodge/burn tools to the flag, flag pole and figure. Perspective wise, the flagpole needs to be in front of Bob—I just didn’t want to start all over again—which wouldn’t be fun. Despeckled the entire image to decrease digital grainy look, added words and sent.
· Date: 2/21/2003 · Views: 7450 · Filesize: 39.5kb, 199.0kb · Dimensions: 1280 x 960 ·
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pstewart

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Registered: July 2002
Location: Chicago suburb
Posts: 790
2/21/2003 12:03pm

Nice job! Especially nice work blending in the new legs/feet and smoothing his "skin." I see what you mean about the flag, but it's not that important. If you did want to fix it, you could just extend the pole down into the bottom of the picture with the clone tool...easy fix.

I love how you coordinated the swimtrunks and cap and flag. And you even put in his shadow. Overall, this is very good. I look forward to seeing more of your work!

Phyllis
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TwinANJ

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Registered: February 2003
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 117
2/21/2003 1:53pm

Flag pole? did not even notice! Driller looks great in speedos. Great job on the body parts. I am stilling looking at the picture and smile. Men in speedos! LOL.

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TwinbNJ

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Registered: February 2003
Location: NJ
Posts: 375
2/21/2003 8:34pm

This is a great idea! The driller in swim trunks Ha Ha Ha -- this poor guy has run the gamut. Good job.

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Jenny Wood

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Registered: January 2003
Posts: 22
2/21/2003 10:34pm

Thanks heaps for your comments Phyllis and TwinANJ/bNJ...I giggled so much when doing this challenge...I figure these challenges are about FUN and LEARNING! I have a few more entries in the making! :-)
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TwinANJ

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Registered: February 2003
Location: New Jersey
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2/22/2003 2:35pm

Jenny can not wait to see some more of your entries! Yea it is about fun and learning. Sometimes I really surprise myself!
Jean

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vijayan

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Registered: January 2003
Location: Trivandrum, India
Posts: 73
3/15/2003 8:51am

On the way I saw your work. It is very funny and mad in visualy and also by statement .When you are working you are the ultimate authority in manipulating things.
Despeckle you used in the foreground is very effective. there is a slight margin visible beyond the selection area. If you select that edge
and apply a blur .you will get the effect of a merged surface.
That despeckle did a great impact on the shore.
Nice concept.

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vijayan@nova-concepts.com
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Jenny Wood

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Registered: January 2003
Posts: 22
3/18/2003 6:08am

Thanks for your comments vijayan--I am learning alot about PS7 and find Retouch Pro very helpful. I used that despeckled feature to smooth over the jpeg monsters in the digital photo. Also, I know some clarity in the picture was lost due to the small file size for submission. I was unsure how to make this figure not look as if he was falling backwards---all in all a good learning experience for me! :-)
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